Events & Tastings

Apr
25
2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$100.00

This class takes you all the way back to the origin of bread. Flatbreads have been around since humans first picked wheat off the stalk and decided to grind it and heat it. In this class you’ll make whole wheat tortillas, za'atar bread, and einkorn naan; and we’ll demonstrate how to make a proper matzo. Learn everything you need to know to make these versatile, full-flavored breads.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen flatbreads and great coupons.

Apr
25
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

Learn to make your own buttery laminated puff pastry. We'll start with the very popular Bakehouse sweet treat: the palmier, a crisp caramelized French cookie. You'll also make turnovers. We'll demonstrate how to make savory cheese straws with Parmigiano Reggiano®. Get expert tips on making delicious and oh so versatile puff pastry from scratch. These are great recipes and skills to have, especially for those who like to entertain.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen palmiers, 6 turnovers, dough to bake later and great coupons.

**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home dough in if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

Apr
26
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

Brioche is one of the most satisfyingly rich breads in the world. The scent of butter will fill the room when you learn how to make brioche dough, shape it and bake it to perfection. We’ll show you how versatile this dough is by making a traditional round tête shape, chocolate-filled brioche rolls, a savory brioche roll filled with sausage, and a sweet loaf called Craquelin, the national bread of Belgium! You'll get plenty of hands-on practice in class with mixing, kneading and proofing yeasted doughs. We'll also demonstrate "bee sting" cake. You gotta try it!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves, eight rolls, dough to bake later and great coupons.

Apr
26
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

Brownies are easy even without a box mix, but you really can taste the difference when you make them with great ingredients. We’ll make four different varieties including our very own Magic Brownie (called one of the top 20 recipes of all time by Midwest Living magazine), a fudgy brownie, BuenosAires Brownies with dulce de leche caramel and Pecan Blondies. After tasting all of these brownies you’ll leave feeling magical.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes,the knowledge to recreate them at home, four pans of brownies you made in class, and great coupons.

Apr
26
2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

There are few things more refreshing than a glass of crisp rosé with the perfect wedge of cheese. Join us for a relaxing evening where we will be pairing this beautifully blush beverage with an assortment of various cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+

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Apr
27
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

At Zingerman’s Bakehouse we bake bagels as they were a long time ago—crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, with big flavor, and a hole you can stick your finger through. Let us teach you to make a great bagel in your own home. You'll mix your dough from scratch, knead it by hand, shape it into rings, then boil and bake your bagels to get just the right texture. You'll choose your seeds too. We'll also show you traditional bialys, a crispy, chewy roll with a center of slow-roasted onions and poppy seeds. In class, we'll snack on some bagels along with fresh cream cheese from our neighbor Zingerman's Creamery. This class will give you a great go-to recipe. Who wouldn't be impressed waking up to freshly baked bagels? After all, better bagels could make for better weekends!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two dozen bagels/bialys you made in class and great coupons.

Apr
27
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Sail ashore and conquer the mysterious and rich world of danish dough. You will learn the techniques for laminating rich dough with butter,make your own dough in class, and create hand-shaped danish (almond-filled bear claws, pinwheels, and pockets filled with cream cheese or fruit), each surrounded by the rich tender flaky dough that makes a good danish. Oh so delicious!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate themat home, 18 danish you made in class, dough to bake at home, and great coupons.

**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home dough inif you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

Apr
27
2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$30.00

Tea is the world’s most popular drink (second only to water!), and for good reason. In Tea 101, you will taste and explore the six main types of tea and the most common tisanes (herbal "teas"). We'll cover the history of tea, how to prepare and select tea, and some of the benefits of drinking tea. The class is also peppered with the colorful stories of espionage, tips for finding new teas you will enjoy, and practical suggestions for incorporating tea into your life.

Apr
27
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

Every baker should know how to make a pie crust. You never stood on a chair to help Grandma bake a pie? You don’t get many second chances in life, but here’s your opportunity to learn how she did it.

In this class, we’ll deliver the techniques of how to make a pie crust the Zingerman's way—creating a flaky crust with butter, and another crust using lard and butter (no shortening allowed!). We'll teach you how to make the dough by hand, successfully roll it out, show you what par-baking a crust is, and how to crimp the edges to make your pies look beautiful. You'll make a double crust fruit pie and a single crust baked custard pie. Pie flavors for this class vary by season (Apr-Sept: cherry and seasonal fruit, Oct-Mar: apple and pecan). Roll up your sleeves and join in the fun so you can tell all your friends you learned how to make a pie crust.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to make pie crust at home, two 10-inch pies, one butter pie crust to bake later and great coupons.

*We're sorry. Our repeat class discount does not apply to November Thanksgiving pie classes.

Apr
27
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

Ever wonder how to make those tender hollow little cream puff shells? Well, join us to find out! Learn the history and basic techniques of creating sweet and savory pastries from pâte à choux (pot-a-shoo) dough. You'll make your own dough and pipe éclairs and cream puffs. We’ll make pastry cream, whipped cream, and chocolate ganache to fill your creations. These recipes will kick your entertaining up several notches.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen and a half cream puffs, pastry cream and ganache to use later, and great coupons.